A true safari for the discerning traveller to Africa. You will have an opportunity to travel to the most unique, beautiful unspoiled and less visited places by mass tourism. This is an "off the-beaten-track" safari, intended to give our clients memories of a life time, privileged access and special insight.
You will travel to very important historical sites like Nyero rock paintings probably the finest in East Africa, the source of River Nile, SamukaIsland; one of the two known breeding sites for long-tailed cormorants and little egrets in Uganda, Lake bunyonyi, Mgahinga Gorilla National park, a Tea estate ,Queen Elizabeth National park, go for a chimpanzee trek in a tropical rain forest, visit Murchision falls National park, FortSpeke in Ssese Islands,enjoy wildlife in Uganda's parks.
You will have a chance of interacting with local people; get to know the culture and heritage of some of the tribes that make Uganda. Take advantage of this wonderful safari to create memories of a lifetime.
Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be welcomed by our Safari guide and transfered to Airport view Hotel for a welcome drink and safari briefing.
Over night Airport View Hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel you will travel to Jinja passing
through an evergreen countryside with natural forests In Jinja you
will visit the source of River Nile the longest river in Africa and
the near by Bujjagari Falls with a kilometer of raging White Water.
Other activities in Jinja include white water rafting, Quad Bike safari and Kayaking. You will be transferred by boat to Samuka Island the largest botanical garden in Eastern Uganda with over 100 species of plants. For bird watchers Samuka Island has over 50 species of migratory and resident birds. The island is one of the two known breeding sites for long-tailed cormorants and little egrets in Uganda.
Over night Samuka Camp.
After breakfast you will travel to Mbale and continue to Kumi
where you will visit Nyero Rock paintings estimated to be between
700-1000 years old rated one of the finest in East Africa. They
consist of three painted caves close to each other. Paintings are in
red and white pigmentations.. The paintings are said to be the work of
hunter-gatherers who lived in the region about 2000 years ago.
Overnight Mbale Resort.
After breakfast visit Sipi Falls close to Mt.Elgon National park
probably the most romantic Water Falls in Africa, we shall also have
an opportunity of visiting local communities and see the way of life
of these rural Bagisu tribesmen. Later we return to Mbale.
Over night Mbale Resort Hotel.
After breakfast you will depart for Entebbe through Kampala and
visit Namugongo Martyrs shrine where the by then king of Buganda
Kingdom Mwanga 11 ordered the killing of 22 Christian converts who had
denounced traditional religion. You will also visit Kasubi Tombs.
Overnight Airport View Hotel.
After breakfast you will travel by ferry to Bugala Island ; one
of the 84 Ssese lslands found in Africa's largest fresh water lake,
Lake Victoria crossing the Equator line on water. The Island has
beautiful sand beaches; birdlife is prolific and colorful, palm trees,
pineapple plantations and fishing villages.
Over night Beach Hotel.
After breakfast, we will visit Fort Speke, not a Fort as such
but a place where the famous European Explorer John Hannington Speke
camped for a few months in 1862 on his search for the source of the
Nile. Its from here that he sent emissaries to the Kabaka's court
seeking permission to enter Buganda Kingdom.Later during the day we
will return to the Beach hotel for lunch. In the afternoon we will
visit a fishing village to see how local fishermen do their trade on
Africa's largest fresh water body.
Over night; Beach Hotel.
You will have an early breakfast and later you will travel to
Masaka, you will visit Kitovu Cathedral a Roman Catholic Church which
was the seat of the first African Catholic Bishop in Sub-Saharan
Africa. It was built in 1927 and Dr.Joseph Kiwanuka served as Bishop
of the Diocese from 1939-1961.The Cathedral has been renovated with
funds raised from far and near, part of which was a fund from the
World Monuments Watch Fund.
You will also visit Masaka Fort built in 1880's by the British Colonial Administrators on top of Masaka hill known as BOMA(British Overseas Military Administration ).There is a trench and remnant bunker, which was an observatory cave like structure where heavy guns would be placed to fire far incase of war.There is also a relic of commanders house, which was one of the first brick houses in Uganda estimated to have been built in 1899.
A small site with inscriptions FBM-MAKA(Fundamental Bench Mark Masaka) a trigonometric point marks the flag sport for the Fort. The top has a commanding view to the west and south of Masaka as far as 50km or more. Later you will visit the Nabajuzi Wetland a Ramser site candidate the only place where one is almost certain of seeing rare Shoe Bill and the elusive Sitatunga antelope. Over night Hotel Zebra.
After breakfast you will travel to Lake Mburo National Park
surrounded by the pastoral community grazing the "Ankole Long Horned
Cattle" a special kind of cattle endemic to this part of the World.
You will enjoy a game drive in Lake Mburo National.
Overnight Rwonyo Camp/Mantana Camp.
You will have breakfast then travel to Kabale where you visit a
local Museum and learn about the culture and history of the people of
South Western Uganda formally known as Kigezi. Later proceed to Lake
Bunyonyi for a night stay.
Over night Bushara Island.
After breakfast you will visit a local blacksmith and you will
be taken through the stages of how local people fabricate local tools
like spears knives and other implements for use in daily life. Later
travel a short distance to Kisoro. Along the way you will visit a
pygmy community on the boarder of Echuya forest.
Later continue to Kisoro through a scenic countryside passing with terraced hills with a beautiful scenery and breathtaking views across the valley.
Overnight Travellers Rest Hotel.
Todays activities are very exciting as you will visit Virunga
Volcanic mountains. The mountains have special plants, birds and
golden monkeys and it is home to the endangered mountain gorillas. You
will also visit Garama cave measuring 340m in the length and 14m deep.
This is where the (Batwa) pygmies used to live more than 100 years
You will also have a chance of interacting with the descendants of these fabulous people recount their culture and heritage.
Overnight Travellers Rest Hotel.
You will go for gorilla tracking in Nkuringo,this is the
southern sector of Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park. After
locating the gorillas our group will be allowed to be with them for
one hour after which we will return to Kisoro for a night stay.
Overnight Travellers Rest Hotel.
You will travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park through Kabale.
Lunch will be in Mbarara town and later continue through an evergreen
countryside with natural forests, Tea and banana plantations. You will
do a game drive before reaching Mweya safari Lodge situated on a
peninsular over looking the Kazinga channel.
Overnight Mweya Safari Lodge.
Today's activities include a game drive in the kob mating
grounds and in the channel track, later a launch trip on Kazinga
channel which connects Lake George and Lake Edward. You will also
visit the museum at Mweya.
The museum has a collection of tools that have been used by man from about 1.5m years ago to the present day. Evening relax at the pool to recount the days activities.
Over night Mweya safari Lodge.
After having breakfast you will travel to Fort Portal crossing
the Equator line. In Fort Portal you will visit the Royal Palace, and
Fort Gerry built in 1880s for protecting the Tooro Kingdom against
attacks from Bunyoro kingdom,visit a botanical garden with medicinal
Overnight at Kiko Tea Estate Guest House.
Today you will have an early start. You will have an opportunity
and an exciting learning experience about tea growing and processing,
learn about tea husbandry practices like plucking, tipping, pruning,
weeding, green leaf selling and fertilizer application. You will be
moved through the stages of tea processing from fresh Greenleaf to tea
itself. You will learn the technical aspects like withering, rolling,
fermenting, drying and sorting tea into different grades.
Take advantage to taste factory fresh tea during the quality control process. Later travel to Hoima. Along the way you will visit Katosa Martyrs shrine a memorial to one of the victims St.Adolf who was among the 22 martyrs killed in Namugongo on orders of Kabaka Mwanga in 1886.In commemoration of St.Adolf, a catholic parish has been built at the site and a pilgrimage is held every 27th January of the year.
Close to the church are rocks with paintings and names of indivinual Martyrs that were killed by Kabaka Mwanga at Namugongo.You will arrive Hoima town later for night stay.
Overnight Hotel Kontik.
You will have breakfast and later visit Kabalega''s tomb at
Mparo. King Kabalega was 23rd omukama of Bunyoro a powerful king and
war genius whose power and wealth posed danger to the establishment of
colonialism. Because of his strong will and mistrust of Europeans and
their agents, Kabalega was the most hated king in the interlacustrine
region by the imperialists. Inside the tomb there is a collection of
items like spears, royal drums, stools, baskets, calabashes, shields,
pots, animal skins and other regalia associated with Kabalenga and his
There is a monument outside the tombs where king Kabalega met Emin Pasha the only colonial agent who liked and respected him and was his friend." At this place the Omukama Chwa 11 Kabalega recieved Dr.Emin Pasha on the 22nd semptember1877" reads the inscription on a monument outside his tomb. The place is referred to as ahagasani in Runyoro.The site at one time housed Kabalenga''s palace. Later you will visit katasiha Fort,established by Kabalega and later used by colonial agent colonel Colville in 1894 after subduing king Kabalega.This was Kabalega''s strong hold and many battles were fought around this Fort before he abandoned it.
Later continue to Murchision falls National Park through Butiaba escarpment. On a clear day you will see stunning views of lake Albert and the blue mountains in Congo. You will take the chance of visiting the top of the falls. Here the whole of river Nile is forced through 7 meters gap to a depth of about 40metres.
Overnight Red chilli Camp.
Today's activities include a game drive to delta and a launch
trip to the bottom of the falls. You will get spectacular views of the
falls and along the way you will see Nile Crocodiles, Hippos and
various bird species as you watch them coming to drink water at the
Over night Red chilli Camp.
Today your safari guide will transfer you to Kampala via Budongo
forest with a lunch stop in Masindi, arrive Kampala before dark.
Overnight Victoria Travel Hotel.
Airport transfer and board your departure flight.
All ground transport as indicated on the itinerary, accommodation, park fees, chimpanzee tracking fee, launch trips Ferry crossing, all meals, permits for gorilla tracking and the services of a professional Safari guide.
White water rafting and quad bike safari in Jinja, tips and gratuities, International flights, Airport tax and any other items not inclusions.